Moving to South Carolina in the next 2 years was wondering about the pay scale

  1. Hi All,
    I am thinking of moving to South Carolina in the next two years, want to move before my middle child starts high school....anyway, wanted to know what the salaries are like there. I currently work nights at the local hospital in the tele unit. salary now is 29.00 with the shift diff.
    Any help would be appreciated....Thank you, allie
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    Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 2
    RN Tele; from US


  3. by   TangoLima
    I too plan on moving to SC, probably this summer. The best I can find is a starting salary of $19. This is disheartening since I am a new grad and with shift diff I make $26.25 during the week and $32 on weekends. I would appreciate any info regarding salary in SC. Also, what is the job market like? Any chance of making OT? (The hospital I work for now avoids OT at all costs.)
  4. by   NurseKayla
    The upstate is flooded with RNs and New grads cannot find jobs PERIOD. Go to Columbia or Charleston if you move here.
  5. by   SteveNNP
    You have to keep in mind the cost of living. I lived very well on my $19hr + shift diffs. I had more money, in fact than now, making double what I made in SC.
  6. by   AshleyA
    If you have experience, you may be able to make $22-$23 plus shift diff. So it might not be too different than what you currently make.

    Hopefully in two years, the job market will be better.
  7. by   lnt3
    I was a lucky new grad that just moved to the area after graduating in December and got a job. I know MANY new grads here in the Upstate area that are desperate for jobs. I'm not sure if that's the same for experienced nurses though. New grads at my hospital are starting at $21. Again, not sure what experienced nurses start at. Good luck!
  8. by   Kaylee'sMommyLPN
    RUN!! lol- SC is one of the lowest paying states! The larger cities will def pay more though, so if you are moving to SC def go to a larger city! (i.e. Columbia) North Carolina pays a little more than SC if that is an option for you. Home Health and Hospice situations are also higher paying and with Home Health you can usually create your own schedule.

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